Scans Reveal Key Differences In Mental Disorders

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‘Scans have revealed a critical difference in the way the brain processes emotions in people with two closely related mental disorders.

In a letter published recently in the prestigious journal Molecular Psychiatry, Australian researcher Professor Gin Malhi shows biological differences in the brain between people with bipolar disorder and those with borderline personality disorder’.

This study is a key step forward in developing objective diagnostic techniques for psychiatric conditions; the next step will be to translate these empirical findings into a reliable test.

You can read the ABC Science article by Dani Cooper here:

 

Scans reveal key difference in mental disorders › News in Science (ABC Science).

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